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A Passport to Pastries! #3

By Veera Hiranandani
  • ISBN Code: : 0593223047
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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"Gently humorous black-and-white illustrations pair nicely with the text. With all the foodies out there, this delightful series deserves a long shelf life…and many more courses."--Kirkus Reviews "Fans of Junie B. Jones and Judy Moody . . . will enjoy this."--School Library Journal "Age-appropriate humor via an outspoken, lovable, take-charge narrator. Dreidemy’s wiggly spot illustrations, meanwhile, supply plenty of nervous energy."--Booklist Phoebe and her family are going to Paris with Camille’s family, and Phoebe can’t wait to see the sights and discover new foods! But when she arrives, things aren’t quite as she expected. When she can’t muster up the courage to try eating snails even though Camille loves them, Phoebe starts to wonder if she really is as adventurous as she thought. But more importantly, can she and Camille still be friends even if they don’t like the same things?

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  • Pdf File: milk-street.pdf

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WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD AWARD AND IACP AWARD FOR BEST GENERAL COOKBOOK -- One of Epicurious' Greatest Home Cooks of All Time delivers creative, delicious weeknight dinners with this quick and easy cookbook for beginner cooks and foodies alike. At Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, Tuesdays are the new Saturdays. That means every Tuesday Nights recipe delivers big, bold flavors, but the cooking is quick and easy--simple enough for the middle of the week. Kimball and his team of cooks and editors search the world for straightforward techniques that deliver delicious dinners in less time. Here they present more than 200 solutions that will transform your weeknight cooking, showing how to make simple, healthy, delicious meals using pantry staples and just a few other ingredients. Here are some of the fresh, inventive meals that come together in minutes: Miso-Ginger Chicken Salad Rigatoni Carbonara with Ricotta Vietnamese Meatball Lettuce Wraps Peanut-Sesame Noodles White Balsamic Chicken with Tarragon Seared Strip Steak with Almond-Rosemary Salsa Verde Chocolate-Tahini Pudding Tuesday Nights is organized by the way you cook. Some chapters focus on time--with recipes that are Fast (under an hour, start to finish), Faster (45 minutes or less), and Fastest (25 minutes or less). Others highlight easy methods or themes, including Supper Salads, Roast and Simmer and Easy Additions. And there's always time for pizza, tacos, "walk-away" recipes, one-pot wonders, ultrafast 20-minute miracles, and dessert. Great food in quick time, every night of the week.

Sweet Invention

By Michael Krondl
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  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Book Code : 1569769540
  • Total of Pages : 426
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 432
  • Pdf File: sweet-invention.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the sacred fudge served to India's gods to the ephemeral baklava of Istanbul's harems, the towering sugar creations of Renaissance Italy, and the exotically scented macarons of twenty-first century Paris, the world's confectionary arts have not only mirrored social, technological, and political revolutions, they have also, in many ways, been in their vanguard. Sweet Invention: A History of Dessert captures the stories of sweet makers past and present from India, the Middle East, Italy, France, Vienna, and the United States, as author Michael Krondl meets with confectioners around the globe, savoring and exploring the dessert icons of each tradition. Readers will be tantalized by the rich history of each region's unforgettable desserts and tempted to try their own hand at a time-honored recipe. A fascinating and rewarding read for any lover of sugar, butter, and cream, Sweet Invention embraces the pleasures of dessert while unveiling the secular, metaphysical, and even sexual uses that societies have found for it.

Hope Wins

By Tom Angleberger,Sarah Mlynowski,Max Brallier,Julie Buxbaum,Pablo Cartaya,J. C. Cervantes,Rex Ogle,Matt de la Peña,Stuart Gibbs,Adam Gidwitz,R.L. Stine,Veera Hiranandani,Hena Khan,Gordon Korman
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593463943
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 906
  • Pdf File: hope-wins.pdf

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In a collection of personal stories and essays, award-winning and bestselling artists from Matt de la Peña and Veera Hiranandani to Max Brallier and R.L. Stine write about how hope always wins, even in the darkest of times. Where does hope live? In your family? In your community? In your school? In your heart? From a family restaurant to a hot-dog shaped car, from an empty road on a moonlight night to a classroom holiday celebration, this anthology of personal stories from award-winning and bestselling authors, shows that hope can live everywhere, even—or especially—during the darkest of times. No matter what happens: Hope wins. Contributors include: Tom Angleberger, James Bird, Max Brallier, Julie Buxbaum, Pablo Cartaya, J.C. Cervantes, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Stuart Gibbs, Adam Gidwitz, Karina Yan Glaser, Veera Hiranandani, Hena Khan, Gordon Korman, Janae Marks, Sarah Mlynowski, Rex Ogle, James Ponti, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Ronald L.Smith, Christina Soontornvat, and R.L. Stine.

3 Earthquakes, 1 Coup d'état and a Handful of Revolutions

By Penelope Curling
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  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1800469667
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 392
  • Pdf File: 3-earthquakes-1-coup-d-état-and-a-handful-of-revolutions.pdf

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3 Earthquakes, 1 Coup d’état and a Handful of Revolutions is a light account of the often ridiculous and sometimes alarming situations the author encounters while working as a psychologist with the United Nations. Tracing the path from growing up in South Africa and as a young student opposed to the apartheid regime in the 1970s, her subsequent work takes her to a string of humanitarian crises, starting in Albania in 1999 where she meets and falls in love with a younger man, a coup d’état in Madagascar in 2009, the 2010 revolution in Thailand and to places off the beaten tourist track such as Liberia, Haiti, Syria, and Darfur. The tales of her extraordinary experiences and those of the humanitarian workers she encounters in these challenging contexts reveal the impact of this work on their lives and the toll it takes, highlighting the shortcomings in their protection and care.

Adam Park Books 1-3

By A. D. Davies
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  • Publisher : Antony Davies
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1061
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 476
  • Pdf File: adam-park-books-1-3.pdf

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A box set containing the first three thrillers featuring troubled PI Adam Park, the popular series that thrusts a detective from the sleazy corporate world into a hard-boiled existence where he must access the darkest corners of his soul to survive. The Dead and the Missing A brutal international underworld. A lost girl. A PI who will burn it all. Adam Park is an ex-private investigator, now too wealthy to need a job. But when his old mentor’s niece rips off a local criminal and flees the UK, Adam tracks the young woman and her violent, manipulative boyfriend through the Parisian underground. Here, and onward in Asia, he learns of a brutal criminal enterprise for whom people are just a business commodity. To return the girl safely and protect the ones he loves, Adam will need to burn down his concepts of right and wrong, at any cost to his soul. Review from Readers' Favourite: The Dead and the Missing is loaded with twists and turns and excitement, and had me holding my breath in fear several times, never being one hundred percent sure of how it would end. A.D. Davies is a very talented author. A Desperate Paradise With a damaging, violent case behind him, Adam Park is happy tending to his late mother’s canal barge and catching up on his reading. Unfortunately, he owes favors, and when the parents of an aid worker is murdered on the Greek island of Paramatra believe the investigation is deeply flawed, one such favor is called in. With the island struggling to cope with an influx of refugees, Adam must battle corruption and ruthless smuggling gangs, all amid people so desperate they will do anything to reach the paradise of the west. If he cannot stay the course and dig out the truth, a murderer will go free, and Adam will fall prey to the same evil. The Shadows of Empty Men When Adam Park is retained to confirm the accuracy of a young heiress’s family tree, it sounds like the simple case he needs to break the monotony of life on an Aegean island. But it soon becomes clear that others wish to stake a claim to the girl’s fortune, and something as inconvenient as a private investigator will not stand in their way. Delving into a decades-old secret that people will murder to protect, Adam must fight smart and fight hard—against a seemingly supernatural mercenary, against people of unfathomable greed, and against his own darkening nature. D. Davies is also the author of the Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend novels, plus a number of stand-alone books.

Rendez-vous with France

By Jill Butler
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 0762795565
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 287
  • Pdf File: rendez-vous-with-france.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A charming guide for visitors to point and pronounce their way through France. Delightful color illustrations accompanied by easy pronunciations make traveling, shopping, dining, and everyday life among the French a breeze. As a preparation and learning tool, this guide familarizes readers visually with what to expect on their vacations. Travelers are put at ease, making them comfortable and in control on their experience. In addition, there are tips from the author which are simple, practical, and extremely useful.

The International Directory of National Archives

By Patricia C. Franks,Anthony Bernier
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1442277432
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 559
  • Pdf File: the-international-directory-of-national-archives.pdf

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This is the first ever comprehensive source of information about national archives around the world covers the national archives of all 195 countries recognized by the United Nations (the 193 member states and the 2 that non-member observer states: The Holy See and the State of Palestine) as well as Taiwan (Republic of China).

Intermediate Chinese Characters

By Haohsiang Liao,Kang Zhou
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  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Book Code : 1462922732
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 884
  • Pdf File: intermediate-chinese-characters.pdf

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Learn the Mandarin Chinese characters and words in everyday use in China! This book helps you to quickly learn the intermediate-level Chinese characters you need to know if you want to live or work in China, or progress to the next level with your language skills. Alongside 1200 closely-related vocabulary and phrases, it presents the characters in a series of 20 easy lessons—giving clear pronunciations, English definitions and a writing guide showing you how the character is written. In this book, you'll find: 300 characters grouped into themes A warm-up narrative for each lesson explaining how the characters in the lesson relate to the theme All characters and vocabulary needed for the HSK Level 3 exam and the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam Exercises that help you practice recognizing the characters and using the vocabulary to create sentences Reviews that provide a variety of drills and exercises to increase your proficiency Downloadable online audio by native speakers to help with pronunciation Printable flash cards This book is intended for intermediate learners (HSK Level 3). For HSK 1 & 2, see Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters—the first book in this series.

The Best of Enemies

By Jim Jorgen
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 153203377X
  • Total of Pages : 130
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 197
  • Pdf File: the-best-of-enemies.pdf

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Mike Owen has a secret reason for enrolling in Oxford in 1913.He is an agent for the CEO of Standard Oil of New York: Mr. Henry Folger is interested in both petroleum AND Shakespeare. Mike knows that he can easily handle the academic side of Oxford. But he is determined to take care of the social side of Oxfordand that includes the girls. Suddenly war breaks outjust when Mike is enjoying himself in Berlin as a guest of his classmate Fabian Brandt. (From Fabians pilot brother Mike has learned how to fly an airplane!) He finds himself trapped on the German side; America is neutral. When Wilson finally declares war in 1917, Mike is in German-occupied Jerusaleman enemy alien and a prisoner of war. By 1918 the Germans feel forced to kill the prisoners and retreat. His only hope of escape is to steal (!) an airplane and fly it to the British base in faraway Cairo. He thinks to himself: do I have the balls to risk an attempt which has a one per cent chance of success?

Surveillance State

By Josh Chin,Liza Lin
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250249309
  • Total of Pages : 215
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 696
  • Pdf File: surveillance-state.pdf

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Where is the line between digital utopia and digital police state? Surveillance State tells the gripping, startling, and detailed story of how China’s Communist Party is building a new kind of political control: shaping the will of the people through the sophisticated—and often brutal—harnessing of data. It is a story born in Silicon Valley and America’s “War on Terror,” and now playing out in alarming ways on China’s remote Central Asian frontier. As a minority separatist movement strains against Party control, China’s leaders have built a dystopian police state that keeps millions under the constant gaze of security forces armed with AI. But across the country in the city of Hangzhou, the government is weaving a digital utopia, where technology helps optimize everything from traffic patterns to food safety to emergency response. Award-winning journalists Josh Chin and Liza Lin take readers on a journey through the new world China is building within its borders, and beyond. Telling harrowing stories of the people and families affected by the Party’s ambitions, Surveillance State reveals a future that is already underway—a new society engineered around the power of digital surveillance.

Seeing the Voice of God

By Laura Harris Smith
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  • Publisher : Chosen Books
  • Book Code : 1441263675
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 647
  • Pdf File: seeing-the-voice-of-god.pdf

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God is always speaking . . . even when He doesn't use words. We live in a post-verbal society that communicates through images--television, smartphones, the Internet--and our Creator longs to communicate with us visually if we'll live with our eyes wide open. With absorbing insight, Seeing the Voice of God demystifies nighttime dreams and daytime visions, revealing the science behind the supernatural and giving you a biblical foundation for making sense of what you see. You'll also: · learn to discern if what you see is from God · study the ten most common types of dreams · discover spirit, mind, and medical tips for better dream recall · interpret dream symbols and imagery · review the best iPhone and Android sleep cycle apps Includes a comprehensive Dream Symbols Dictionary with over 1,000 biblical definitions.

Greek Odyssey

By Carolyn Keene
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1481436783
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 474
  • Pdf File: greek-odyssey.pdf

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The final installment of the romantic trilogy that began with Swiss Secrets and continued with Rendezvous in Rome, Nancy and her friends find themselves in a sea of danger as they journey to the exotic Greek islands. Three passports, including Bess’s, have been stolen from their hotel, and Nancy suspects they have fallen into the hands of international fugitives.

The Au Pair Psychological Suspense Bundle: Almost Gone (#1), Almost Lost (#2), and Almost Dead (#3)

By Blake Pierce
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Morgan Rice
  • Book Code : 109437184X
  • Total of Pages : 750
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 757
  • Pdf File: the-au-pair-psychological-suspense-bundle.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A bundle of books #1 (ALMOST GONE), #2 (ALMOST LOST), and #3 (ALMOST DEAD) in Blake Pierce’s Au Pair Psychological Suspense Mystery series! This bundle offers books one, two, and three in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. In ALMOST GONE, when 23 year old Cassandra Vale accepts her first job as an au pair, she finds herself placed with a wealthy family in a rural estate outside of Paris, and all seems too good to be true. But she soon discovers that behind the gilded gates lies a dysfunctional family, a twisted marriage, troubled children, and secrets too dark to air. Beneath the opulence lies a dark web of malice, one Cassandra finds all too familiar, triggering dreams from her own violent and tortured past, one from which she desperately runs. And when a grisly murder tears the house apart, it threatens to take down her own fragile psyche with it. In ALMOST LOST, when a divorcee vacationing in the British countryside puts out an ad for an au pair, Cassandra Vale, 23, broke, still reeling from the ruins of her last placement in France, takes the job without hesitation. Wealthy, handsome and generous, with two sweet children, she feels nothing can go wrong. But can it? Treated to the best England has to offer, and with France out of sight, Cassandra dares to believe she finally has a moment to catch her breath—until a startling revelation forces her to question the truths of her tumultuous past, her employer, and her very own sanity. In ALMOST DEAD, after the disastrous fallout from her last placement in England, all 23-year-old Cassandra Vale wants is a chance to pick up the pieces. A high-society, divorced mother in sunny Italy seems to be the answer. But is she? With a new family come new children, new rules, and new expectations. Cassandra’s determined to make this one last - until a horrifying discovery pushes her to a breaking point. And when the unimaginable occurs, will it be too late to pull herself back from the brink? Who, she wonders, is she becoming? A riveting mystery replete with complex characters, layers of secrets, dramatic twists and turns and heart-pounding suspense, The Au Pair psychological suspense series will have you turning pages late into the night.

The Complete Guide to National Symbols and Emblems [2 volumes]

By James B. Minahan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313344973
  • Total of Pages : 977
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 431
  • Pdf File: the-complete-guide-to-national-symbols-and-emblems-2-volumes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

These two volumes offer an unprecedented collection of flags, seals, and symbols used every day around the world. • Entries are organized by region and then alphabetically by country • An extensive print and nonprint bibliography directs students to sources for further research